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On 2/21/2018 at 8:58 AM, PurpleFloyd said:

I really wanted to like The Mutilator, but I just found it too dour ... just depressing really. I need to have more of a fun element, even if was just a smidge of black humour.

I totally get that (especially with that opening scene and when you realize the ultimate  identity of the killer), and I feel that I probably would've felt the same way if not for the circumstances of my first viewing of the movie which was with a pretty decent sized crowd of (at least 300) people (a number of whom had been drinking) on a 25 ft inflatable screen. Also this was about a year or two before the Blu Ray release so we watched from an old beta tape version (they guy who was doing the screening was apparently buddies with the movie's director and had gotten it from him) that hadn't exactly been kept in the best of shape which led to some unintentionally funny moments. For instance there was a part towards the end of the second act (If I remember correctly) where the main guy & his girl are having some "sexy" banter and given the state of the tape the audio had degraded so much that for most of that section the girl for some reason ended up sounding kinda like Ving Rhames (with a slightly southern accent) when she talked and I swear there was a part where she says the line "Come Here Baby" in that voice that had just about everyone there laughing their asses off.

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1 hour ago, jistsomeguy said:

may

May is definitely an underrated flick. Angela Bettis pulled her role off very well, and this was one of the few times I didn't want to put a fist in Jeremy Sisto 's face. I don't think Sisto is a bad actor, he just has a punchable face. I also liked him in Wrong Turn which I believe is also underrated. 

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A few months ago I picked up one of those 50 movie sets from Mill Creek, in it was a movie called Savage Weekend, it's worth a watch. It has a few actors you'd recognize like Bob Gale from Reanimator, and William Sanderson from Blade runner.


Savage Weekend
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079855/

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There is a movie called All Hallows' Eve that's pretty obscure. It has a character in it that's named Art the clown that's pretty damn freaky. There is also a short film based off of him but forgot the name. There is a a new movie coming out this month solely based on Art the clown called Terrifier. It's a throw back slasher type film.

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The Prowler from 1981 is one of my faves. Also check out The Dorm that Dripped Blood and Death Spa, both worth seeing.

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What about Unmasked Part 25 (1989)?

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Hers a few fine flicks for you : That Kane Hodder flick where he starred as , was it Ed Gein ? Monsters in the Woods 2011- A horror movie shoot in the woods turns deadly when real-life monsters attack the cast & crew.  Pelt - 2010 - Don't go off the trail while hiking and  The Eves - 2011 - Headed to the beach for Spring Break , car trouble in the boondocks means a killing spree. Don't forget Peter Jacksons Dead Alive - not sure of year but right before he did the Lord of the Rings movies.  ENJOY !! 

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I don't think I have actually really seen any of these, but I'm pretty sure I've seen several of them reviewed by The Cinema Snob. 

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1. Girlfriend From Hell (1989) - probably not a slasher per say (all the victims are revived at the end plus they aren't killed in any particularly gruesome ways). About the Devil taking control of a shy girl and becoming a total hottie and uber-bitch for the entire movie and somehow includes a small scene featuring nuns with uzi's and rocket launchers. It's only ever been officially released on VHS so i'd say that counts as pretty obscure. Plus that theme tune is killer. :D

2. The Abomination (1986) - very difficult film to find, came across this one by sure luck. It's basically a very fucked up rip-off of the Little Shop of Horrors where a guy brutally kills people to feed a monster that started as a tumor his mom coughed up.

3. Ozone: Attack of the Redneck Mutants (1986) - made by the same people that did the Abomination around the same time the former being the superior film. Basically Night of the Living Dead but in a hick town and lots of gore.

4. Shock 'Em Dead (1991) - failing guitar player sells his soul to the devil to get guitar shredding skills but must sacrifice souls in order to keep his powers. Features pornstar Traci Lords as the love interest and Michael Angelo Batio (From Nitro) as "guitar stunt double" rock on!

5. Aerobicide/Killer Workout (1987) - basically a slasher film based around the aerobics gym. Basically sexy girls do aerobics then some kills happen then back to aerobics montage etc. Also apparently girls did aerobics in heels. ;)

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This makes me recall that I always wanted to write a screenplay that was scary as hell, but no one really dies. 

I guess you could say "The Exorcist" fits into that category, but that's not really what I'm after. 

I'm thinking, like, a deeply disturbed guy who kidnaps and psychologically tortures people, and makes them THINK he's killing them -- but it's really just special effects, maybe assisted by drugs.

That way, he can "keep killing them" over and over again, and they never die.

That sounds beyond frightening to me.  ^_^

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11 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

This makes me recall that I always wanted to write a screenplay that was scary as hell, but no one really dies. 

I guess you could say "The Exorcist" fits into that category, but that's not really what I'm after. 

I'm thinking, like, a deeply disturbed guy who kidnaps and psychologically tortures people, and makes them THINK he's killing them -- but it's really just special effects, maybe assisted by drugs.

That way, he can "keep killing them" over and over again, and they never die.

That sounds beyond frightening to me.  ^_^

That premise has been poked at in a couple of different movies. I am not in a position to look them up at the moment, so I will follow up..

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1 hour ago, Cokeyskunk said:

This makes me recall that I always wanted to write a screenplay that was scary as hell, but no one really dies. 

I guess you could say "The Exorcist" fits into that category, but that's not really what I'm after. 

I'm thinking, like, a deeply disturbed guy who kidnaps and psychologically tortures people, and makes them THINK he's killing them -- but it's really just special effects, maybe assisted by drugs.

That way, he can "keep killing them" over and over again, and they never die.

That sounds beyond frightening to me.  ^_^

I believe that's called meth.

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2 hours ago, NthnButAGoodTime said:

That premise has been poked at in a couple of different movies. I am not in a position to look them up at the moment, so I will follow up..

@Cokeyskunk, the original April Fool's Day and The Perfect Host circle around the themes you mentioned above.

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15 hours ago, NthnButAGoodTime said:

@Cokeyskunk, the original April Fool's Day and The Perfect Host circle around the themes you mentioned above.

Well . . . 

. . . farts.

:(

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3 hours ago, Cokeyskunk said:

Well . . . 

. . . farts.

:(

You could always write a slasher film about a killer that sits on people and farts until they suffocate to death... I don't think that's been done before. It may take a few decades before the film has a following though. Then again if the killer is a sexy woman it could appeal to the fart fetish crowd. I remember a film called Deadly Weapons where Chesty Morgan (a woman with extremely large natural tits) used her breasts to seduce then suffocate guys she wanted revenge on to death. :hearteyestiff:

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Why not make a slasher based off Jerry Brudos and have him stab people in the jugular with high heels. Then drink the blood from the shoe. Like a baws.

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There's always 2001 Maniacs. It was a remake of 1964's 2000 maniacs. Not a "slasher" per se, but definitely a gory flick. It has Robert Englund, as the main antagonist, as well as a town full of batshit crazy redneks Eli Roth also produced the film, and he reprises his role as Justin from Cabin Fever. And even Kane Hodder has a cameo at the end as one of the maniacs named Jason.

It is not a cinematic masterpiece by any means, but there are plenty of well done practical gore effects as well as some pretty messed up humor spread through it. Definitely not a film for those who are easily offended. I won't give away any of the plot, but the maniacs are racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and basically just as anti-pc as you can be.

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1 hour ago, Rexfellis said:

Eli Roth also produced the film, and he reprises his role as Justin from Cabin Fever.

 

 

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I recently watched a new edition of an older film that was recently released by Warner Brothers of Bloody Valentine. It had more gory kills, from what I heard. For an older movie, it had some awesome kills! Its story was interesting (something new for the slasher genre hehe) and I got spooked once or twice. 

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On 2/2/2018 at 11:39 AM, ZillaMeister said:

What are some of the best slasher movies that not everybody knows about?

Personally one of my favorites is The Burning (1981).

In my opinion, a really good one is both the original and remake of Maniac.

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I was not aware that Manfredini did the music for Slaughter High, but that makes perfect sense.  I've always thought that movie was particularly unsettling, though cheesy.  The music was super-creepy and made the whole movie seem like a bizarre nightmare.

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Just did a quick read through, don’t think I saw Madman listed.

I love reading threads like this, having grown up watching many of these movies. 

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